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Interview with Katie Carpenter



1987 OH 024




This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Katie Carpenter, Alumna of Eastern Kentucky University. Born April 17, 1893. She is a 1928 graduate with a B.A. degree, also taught at the one-room Country Demonstration School for several years.


Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.


Ellis, William E.


Harrodsburg, KY



Time Summary:

00:00 - 01:30 Introduction.
01:30 - 02:30 Katie Dalton Carpenter, Alumna born April 17, 1893 in Chicago. Parents were Shoney Carpenter and Vera Carpenter.
02:30 - 03:00 discussed educational background. Attended private school then to Beaumont College, Easern, Peabody and Cornell. Received Masters at U.K.
03:00 - 06:00 Discussed Peabody College, girls school which she felt taught you other things other than books. School closed 1918. Taught in one-room school for several years.
06:00 - 07:30 Discussed attending Eastern. Lived at Sullivan Hall.
07:30 - 09:30 First school taught at age eighteen, received $35.00 per month in Mercer Co.
09:30 - 11:00 Discussed teaching at Midway for thirteen years.
11:00 - 13:00 Taught at Eastern thirteen years.
13:00 - 15:00 Talked about changes in education and students over the years.
15:00 - 18:00 Remembers Instructors at Eastern.
18:00 - 20:00 Mentions Marie Roberts and Emma Y. Case. Told story of married couples not being able to go downtown without a chaperon.
20:00 - 22:00 Discussed transportation in early years.
22:00 - 23:00 Discussed entertainment while in college.
23:00 - 24:00 Talks of meeting Mrs. Case also Coates and Dr. Donovan and their contribution to the school.
24:00 - 26:00 Mrs. Carpenter retired in 1959.